HC Deb 28 June 1920 vol 131 c61W

Captain W. BENN asked the Minister of Transport what course he proposes to take in reference to the special railway fares for women and girls in Scotland engaged in fruit picking?

Mr. NEAL: This question has been under consideration by me in consultation with the parties concerned and the railway companies, and in the result it has been agreed to grant a concession for this year by authorising the issue of special tickets at a fare and one-third of the present single fare for the double journey. I can hold out no hope of a similar concession being continued next year. I have asked my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour to be good enough to undertake the detailed arrangements with the railway companies, and it will be necessary to impose some geographical limitation within which the facilities can he granted.